I hope everyone is ok. I was diagnosed with RA in July 2016 and currently on Sulfasalazine and celebrex (nsaid).
At my recent rheumy appointment he took x-rays and mentioned I have spondylarthritis which will account for my lower back pain and hip pain. I always ache from the RA but those are the areas where I get the worst/searing pain. I asked what could be done and he said nothing!
Surely there must be something? He also said I had osteo in my facet joints and polyarthritis. I said ok you are just throwing out random words at me here! What does all this mean? He didn’t go into detail and the gist of it is I just have to put up with it. This can’t be right surely? I am thinking of going to my GP to see if I can get a referral. Who would it be to though? Would it be a spine specialist? Or an orthopaedic specialist? Even if it is just to get an injection into the joint itself. I’ve looked it all up, but still finding it all overwhelming and confusing,.
Any advice/info re spondylarthtiris/polyarthritis would be welcome..x